Please enable JavaScript to experience the full functionality of mail.com.

NFL Draft: QB Joe Burrow, WRs and tackles headline draft

Top offensive players available in the NFL draft (x-entered draft with college eligibility remaining). QUARTERBACKS Position outlook: The presumptive No. 1 overall, a likely top-five pick with injury concerns, another first-rounder — but how high? — and a real wild card.

Joe Burrow, 6-foot-3, 221 pounds, LSU Strengths: Accuracy, poise and athleticism, plus the ability to command an offense. Weaknesses: Doesn't have the biggest arm. Fact: The Heisman Trophy winner almost doubled his 2018 passing yards per game (222.6) in 2019 (429.2).

Gone by: Once again, Burrow will be No. 1. x-Tua Tagovailoa, 6-0, 217, Alabama Strengths: Quick release, with excellent mid-range accuracy and nimble feet. Weaknesses: Coming off a serious hip injury.

Fact: Threw 76 touchdown passes in 24 starts the past two seasons. Gone by: Injury history is the only thing that could keep him out of the top five. Justin Herbert, 6-6, 236, Oregon Strengths: Ideal size and a good athlete.

Weaknesses: Spotty touch. His passes often sail when he lets loose. Fact: Surprisingly returned for his senior year to his hometown school and increased his completion percentage from 59.4 percent to 66.8.

Gone by: Conservatively, top-12. x-Jordan Love, 6-4, 224, Utah State Strengths: Big and talented arm. Tall, smooth athlete. Weaknesses: Telegraphs some throws and will bail out of workable pockets at times.

Fact: TD-to-INT ratio went from 32:6 in 2018 to 20:17 last season. Gone by: Top-10. Or early Day 2. Others: x-Jake Fromm, Georgia; x-Jacob Eason, Washington; Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma. RUNNING BACKS Position outlook: We all know the deal with running backs not getting the love they once did in the NFL, but a couple of these guys could slip into the first round.

x-Jonathan Taylor, 5-10, 226, Wisconsin Strengths: Checks all the boxes for size and speed and rarely misses a snap. Weaknesses: Ball security. And durability can work against a guy who carried such a heavy load in college.

Fact: Carried 926 times for 6,174 yards in three seasons. Gone by: Early second round. x-D'Andre Swift, 5-8, 212, Georgia Strengths: Quick cuts combined with good vision. Weaknesses: Gets home-run happy at times instead of moving piles forward.

Fact: Never had more than 220 touches from scrimmage in a college season. Gone by: Middle of the second, but probably the running back most likely to be a first-round pick. x-Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 5-7, 207, LSU;

Strengths: Shifty with great balance. Weaknesses: So-so speed, especially for his size. Fact: Had 55 receptions for 453 yards last season. Gone by: Late second. Others: x-J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State; x-Cam Akers, Florida State; Zack Moss, Utah; x-AJ Dillon, Boston College.

TACKLES Position outlook: The deepest position in the draft after wide receiver. Likely to produce three top-15 picks and about a half-dozen first-rounders. x-Jedrick Wills, 6-4, 312, Alabama Strengths: Plays smart and mean.

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal size. Fact: Allowed one sack in 39 college games, playing exclusively at right tackle. Gone by: Top 15. x-Mekhi Becton, 6-7, 365, Louisville Strengths: Huge and nimble for his size.

Weaknesses: Technique needs to be refined. Fact: Has 7-foot wingspan. Gone by: Top 15. x-Tristan Wirfs, 6-5, 320, Iowa Strengths: Rare athleticism for his size. Weaknesses: Arm length is less than ideal.

Fact: Ran a 4.85-second 40-yard dash at the combine. Gone by: Top 15. x-Andrew Thomas, 6-5, 315, Georgia Strengths: Strong hands and the ability to play either side of the line. Weaknesses: Can get off-balance and heavy on his feet.

Fact: Three-year starter and All-American last season. Gone by: Early second Josh Jones, 6-5, 319, Houston Strengths: Fluid athlete. Weaknesses: Needs to add power in run blocking. Fact: Four-year starter at left tackle.

Gone by: Early second. x-Austin Jackson, 6-4, 322, USC Strengths: Long arms and light on his feet. Weaknesses: High upside, but very raw. Fact: Turns 21 in August, making him one of the youngest players available in the draft.

Gone by: Middle of the second. x-Isaiah Wilson, 6-6, 350, Georgia Strengths: Ideal size and build. Weaknesses: Fundamentals and technique have a ways to go. Fact: Two-year starter at right tackle who redshirted as a freshman.

Gone by: Widest range of possibilities, from middle of the first to middle of the third. x-Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 311, Boise State Strengths: Natural athlete for his size. Weaknesses: Needs to play with more power.

Fact: Late bloomer in high school who started drawing interest as a junior. Gone by: Middle of the second. Others: Lucas Niang, TCU; Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn; Alex Taylor, South Carolina State. INTERIOR LINEMAN

Position outlook: Maybe a late first-rounder in this group. x-Cesar Ruiz, 6-2, 307, Michigan Strengths: Solid build. Plays smart and instinctive. Weaknesses: Quickness is lacking. Fact: Started the final 31 games of his career.

Gone by: Middle of the second. Others: Lloyd Cushenberry, center, LSU; John Simpson, guard, Clemson; Robert Hunt, guard, Louisiana-Lafayette; Netane Muti, guard, Fresno State. WIDE RECEIVERS Position outlook: There are so many good options at receiver in this class teams might look elsewhere in the first round and circle back in Day 2.

x-Jerry Jeudy, 6-1, 193, Alabama Strengths: Smooth and polished route runner with excellent burst. Weaknesses: Slim build lacks strength. Fact: Caught 26 touchdown passes, second behind only Amari Cooper in Alabama history.

Gone by: About No. 12. x-CeeDee Lamb, 6-1, 195, Oklahoma Strengths: Game-breaking elusiveness after the catch. Weaknesses: Will have to develop quickness off the line to beat press coverage. Fact: All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist last season.

Gone by: About No. 12. x-Henry Ruggs III, 5-11, 188, Alabama Strengths: Elite speed and acceleration. Weaknesses: His game is somewhat limited but what he does well is hard to find. Fact: Almost 25% of his 98 career receptions went for touchdowns (24).

Gone by: Top 20. x-Justin Jefferson, 6-1, 202, LSU Strengths: Dominated from the slot with great body control. Weaknesses: Size and strength weren’t tested much in LSU’s offense. Fact: Led major college football with 111 catches last year for 1,540 yards.

Gone by: End of the first round. x-Tee Higgins, 6-4, 216, Clemson Strengths: Takes advantage of his size to make contested catches. Weaknesses: Doesn't get a lot of separation in his routes. Fact: Tied DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins with school-record 27 touchdown catches at Clemson.

Gone by: Middle of the second. Denzel Mims, 6-2, 207, Baylor Strengths: Blazing speed and long arms. Weaknesses: Inconsistent hands. Makes great catches, drops some easy ones. Fact: Texas state 3A high school champion in the 200-meter dash.

Gone by: Middle of the second. x-Laviska Shenault Jr., 6-1, 227, Colorado Strengths: Powerful and explosive player getting to the ball and running with it after the catch. Weaknesses: Injuries limited him to short bursts of high-level production.

Fact: Scored six touchdowns receiving and five rushing in his breakout 2018 season. Gone by: Anywhere from end of Round 1 to end of Round 3. Brandon Aiyuk, 6-0, 205, Arizona State Strengths: Dangerous after the catch.

Weaknesses: Needs to play stronger in traffic. Fact: Missed the Senior Bowl after abdominal injury. Gone by: Middle of the second. x-K.J. Hamler, 5-9, 185, Penn State Strengths: Elusive with uncommon burst of speed.

Weaknesses: Undersized and had some drops last season. Fact: Torn ACL cost him senior year of high school and he redshirted as a freshman in college. Gone by: Some team might see Tyreek Hill-type playmaker and grab him in the first round. Or he could slip to Day 3.

Chase Claypool, 6-4, 238, Notre Dame Strengths: Huge with 4.42 speed. Weaknesses: Much room for improvement in route running. Could end up as a tight end. Fact: Grew up in British Columbia, Canada, just north of the U.S. border.

Gone by: End of Day 2. x-Jalen Reagor, 5-10, 206, TCU Strengths: Speed to get deep and shiftiness to turn short plays into long gains. Weaknesses: Can get pushed around in coverage. Fact: The son of former Texas Tech star and longtime NFL defensive lineman Montae Reagor.

Gone by: Middle of Day 2. Michael Pittman, 6-4, 223, Southern California. Strengths: Big receiver who can overwhelm defenders with size and body control. Weaknesses: Lacks quickness. Fact: Father Michael Pittman played running back for Fresno State and 11 seasons in the NFL.

Gone by: End of Day 2. Others: Van Jefferson, Florida; Bryan Edwards, South Carolina; K.J. Hill, Ohio State; Collin Johnson, Texas; Lynn Bowden, Kentucky. TIGHT ENDS Position outlook: Even the best players in this group aren't first-round locks.

x-Cole Kmet, 6-6, 262, Notre Dame Strengths: Big target who can overpower tacklers. Weaknesses: Needs lot of work as a blocker. Fact: Played baseball at Notre Dame and had 10 saves in 34 games as a left-handed reliever.

Gone by: Middle of the second round. Others: Harrison Bryant, FAU; Adam Trautman, Dayton; Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri; Hunter Bryant, Washington.

More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL